Carpenters Union covers rent for a year at Huron Shores Hospice

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A $17,108 donation to Huron Shores Hospice from United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) Local 2222 will cover the rent for one year on the newly-opened second palliative suite at the hospice, located at Tiverton Park Manor.

UBC Local 2222 announced its commitment in a May 5 news release issued by Huron Shores Hospice that said the $17,108 donation is in addition to the $20,000 already donated by the union in materials and labour costs associated with renovating the second suite.

Local Union co-ordinator Ryan Plante said their involvement in the Huron Shores Hospice story has been an amazing experience.

“The Huron Shores Hospice team members are champions in our community providing much needed end of-life care and we are thrilled to be able to help them accomplish their goal of adding a second suite,” Plante said in the news release.

Huron Shores Hospice is a charitable not-for-profit, volunteer-led, community-funded residential hospice, providing free quality end-of-life care, at no cost, to residents of Saugeen Shores, Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss and surrounding areas.

The Hospice also provides free programs for grief recovery, end of life doula services, death cafes and end-of-life planning workshops.

Hospice co-chair Carol Rencheck said the carpenters union is a long-time supporter of the facility.

“The members of the UBC Local 2222 have worked tirelessly to transform both of the hospice suites into homes away from home,” Rencheck said. “They have been there for us from the start and consistently go above and beyond whatever our requests are. We are thrilled to have their support.”



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